Power Right. If you haven’t already switch to rechargeable batteries, do it—not only will they give you power for longer, it will save you money, hassle and waste of constantly buying batteries. But when you are done charging unplug—chargers and other equipment (such as computers) left on standby or in sleep mode create phantom loads that waste megawatts every year, using up electricity, and boosting your bill.
—Kathleen Davis
Assistant Editor